A 62-year-old man was taken to hospital after he suffered injuries to his jaw and head during a serious attack in his home in Weastell Street, Middlesbrough, at 6.30pm last night (Friday, May 16).
He was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, for treatment.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested and is being interviewed by police.
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Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.